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of the investigators and the district attorney who's not commenting. so getting information is like pulling teeth, even in an issue of public concern. but to update that, what we're told is it was mailed before the shooting, possibly days before the smohooting. what the university is saying now is it arrived at their facilities services building on monday, july 23, that it was in the mix of mail there. and that when they found it, investigators were called. they looked atle package. they looked at a bomb squad. that caused the evacuation of the building right around 12:30. so it appears as pressure from this story builds, people a digging deep fer the data. the college is saying it got there monday. >> and do you know anything about the relationship between the accused shooter and this professor? i mean, was this somebody who taught him? was this somebody that he
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actually sought counseling from? >> if it's the professor that we believed it to be, it was somebody who taught a series of courses that he attended, including neurological disorders and ironically, schizophrenia. but we don't know what their relationship was. there are real questions there about there is information that he failed on an oral exam and that caused his withdrawal from the program. but we're far from knowing, was the professor the person who he failed the oral exam in front of? was it somebody else? again, because of the gag order it's a very difficult environment for reporting. . >> and in terms of, what have you been able to find out in terms of what's in the notebook? >> well, there are little. and there are questions that remain. we're told there's verbiage kind of a pent-up, was the phrase used writings about shooting people. and that there were some very ruddment tear images in there of
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a shooter and victims. but the real question, anderson, which i know is what we're all wondering is a, were was there anything in there that was specific to the date the batman show or something else. and b, is there anything that gives -- that sheds any light on moti motive. and right now, we can't learn th that. >> john, stick around. i want to bring in james alan fox who we often consult with. professor, you say it's not unusual for mass murderers to actually reach out to people before actually committing a crime. >> right. they reach out in either a threat or a call for help. but it's not unusual for them also to send letters, timed so they will be received after the shooting in an explanation for why they did what they did. there was a shooter at the university of iowa who sent letters to the media, time when his rampage was committed. in arizona, same thing.
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frequently, mass murderers will send letters as explanations not necessarily as warnings or calls for help or threats. >> and what does it say to you that the suspect himself apparently tipped off police to the existence of some sort of a letter to the university? >> i'm sorry, that he did? >> yeah, there's reports that he sad said to police that he had mailed something to the university. >> i can't really comment. i don't know exactly the context in which he said it. he -- you know, often times they're trying to intensify their persona by becoming larger than life. or they could just be telling some of the details that will not interfere with their defense. >> professor, you studied a lot of mass murderers, is there ever an explanation that satisfies people? that makes -- i don't want to
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say makes sense, but, you know, even if somebody puts into words why they did what they did, does it really make sense? >> well frerktly, they do say exactly why they're doing what they do. often times, they identify who the villains are, who they're trying to get even with. specifically. but what people really want to know is enough information so that we can identify these individuals before they go on rampages. and we'll never get to that point. sure, i understand that people want information and maybe we can know more about this case and this person as a guide book. well, that's wishful thinking. if other people -- if you have in your life a son or a neighbor, a co-worker who's in trouble, who's suffering, you know it. you don't need a document, instruction manual based on the colorado shooter to tell you
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that this person needs help. >> john, you have actually talked with investigators who used special equipment to try to kind of recreate what occurred. what's the purpose of that have? >> one of the things that's going on in this case is they have such a complex crime scene, with so many ballistic evidence, so many bodies, so many elements over -- just so much to collect, that they have actually held the crime scene longer. they want to get the bullet trajectory and all of this evidence in. and it's not a scene where one or two people were shot and it's kind of what they do with photographs and charts. they brugt in some of the most sophisticated equipment. i talked with hal sherman and said what's the best stuff out there. he said, you know, the top of the line is aris 360, a canadian company that developed the software where you can combine this. so you take a 360 degree digital image with lesser measurements that collect up to 30 million points of reference. then you lay the software over
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it and it allows you to recreate the scene to exact scale, introduce the victims where the witness statements tell you they were, put the gunman where they place the gunman. if they are using this weapon and the shell casings eject out to the right and fly eight or ten feet, you can extrapolate the gunman was eight feet to the left of the casings. then you can snap on a traje trajectory tool and using the witness statements and everything else, you can see where bullets were fired, where they ended up, and it's powerful in front of a jersey. >> when you need that. >> yeah, when you need it. what do you mean? >> this is an open and shut case when you look at it. it will not be hard for the prosecution to document and prove who the shooter was. that kind of technology is
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extremely useful when there's some doubt into what happened and who was responsible. >> i'll disagree with the professor on the following. and i'll defer to him on the legal matters. but the crux is going to be if this was the person loling in court and seeming out of it or if this was a cold and calculated person who was able to put together this extraordinarily layered and complex plot. if you put the crime scene back to life and you can adjust that new data into it without losing your scene, what you're able to demonstrate is he may say he was incapable of complex thought as he sits here today, but watch his actions, watch his tactical planning, watch his prowess. you actually can need it. >> go ahead, professor. >> but also, you have a crime that's timed perfectly to the premier of this movie.
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you have the level of planning involved. this was not a difficult case to show that someone is clear headed. i mean, i understand what you're saying. certainly we like to gather as much evidence as possible present to the jury, but a case like this, the likelihood that the jury is going to return anything than a guilty verdict frankly is extremely slim. >> professor fox, we appreciate your time. >> we want to still presume he's innocent. >> of course. john miller, thanks for your reporting. follow me on facebook and twitter. coming up, a new perspective on the chaos inside and outside the theatre that terrible night. emergency dispatch tapes participant a picture of what it was like for the victims and the first responders who were trying to help them. that's next. the sky before her, it took a mighty machine, and plain old ingenuity to go where no fifth grader had gone before. ♪ and she flew and she flew, into the sky and beyond.
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welcome back. we heard a lot about the rush to get out of theatre number nine including the mass shooting on friday in colorado. what happened later in area hospitals. but let's look at the vital moments in between that must have seemed like hours. tonight, what it was like for victims and first responders, much of it caught on emergency dispatch tapes. a report from randi kaye. >> reporter: aurora police arrive within three minutes. 5 1/2 minutes later, police make their first request for a ambulance. >> we need rescue inside the auditorium. multiple victims. >> copy. >> reporter: about two minutes later, first responders, this time for a child critical inside theatre nine.
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>> i got a child, i need rescue at the backdoor of theatre 9 now. >> unable to wait longer, police start moving victims outside alone. >> we've got three to seven hit. >> medics are again requested for the child police are worried about. >> again, p.d. is requesting medical personnel in theatre 9, they have a child down and cannot evacuate. >> quick-thinking police start transporting those critically injured to hospitals in police cars. >> metro, do i have permission to transport victims by car? we have no rescue. >> yes, load them up, get them out of there. >> there's a first request for paramedics to treat the critically injured child. still in first responders. another plea for help.
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>> we have one we cannot move. get ambulance here as soon as possible. >> reporter: for far too long they are blocked from getting to the critical by those less injured. a sea of wounded victims stream into the parking lot stops paramedics in their tracks, leaving the most critical patients untreated. the aurora fire captain wouldn't go on camera but told the "denver post" they were overwhelmed with patients. patients were running towards them. they were covered with blood. we cannot move past a patient to get to another patient. remember the child police say is in desperate need for a medic. another request for help goes out. >> p.d. is requesting emergency medical to the back of the theatre. >> i copy that. i'm just trying to get things under control here. >> sir, i apologize again. . p.d. is asking for emergency
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medical. i believe they have another party that they can't evacuate which is a child. but ten parties down behind the theatre is what they're saying. >> at this point, they're about 20 minutes into the shooting chaos. still, no rescue teams on site at theatre nine. emma told anderson cooper about one victim she saw. >> no one would stop to help him. i have to at least talk to him. but i should talk to him. i went over and he had been hit in the head. >> dispatch tapes also indicate a breakdown between police and fire. police clearly knew there were dozens shot, but a fire commander tells dispatch there are perhaps just 20 victims. >> do we have an approximate patient count at all? >> i'm just trying to sort it out. i'm hearing 10 here, 4 here. i'm going to go with 20 right now. let's just go with 20 people
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until we get this verified. >> reporter: 22 minutes into this, the rescue teams and fire department are still clearly overwhelmed. >> we have nine shot. if we can get any ambulances to stage, we can get them over to the ambos. >> okay, stand by, let me get this sorted out. i'll be with you just hang on. >> reporter: finally, nearly 24 minutes after shots fired, ambulances arrive at the theatre's backdoor. >> we're rolling in now. >> really gives you a sense of the chaos there. randi joins us live from there. on the dispatch tapes, did they ever identify the child they were trying to save? >> reporter: no, anderson, they never i.d.ed her and said who she was, but we can only guess it was the 6-year-old who died in this theatre shooting. there were no autopsy results released so it's hard to know what her injuries were and what maybe possibly if she could have
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been saved if they had reached her sooner. >> and any response from emergency responders about the delays in treatment? the police seem to be on the scene immediately. >> reporter: right. the police were there within minutes. we did get a statement just moments before we went on air from the city and from ems telling us that they also arrived within minutes, they started treating patients immediately. and that's true. we reported that in our story, we just heard that. but they don't identify which patients. it could have been the patients in the parking lot. it wasn't the patients critically injured at the theatre. you have to wonder, why would the police be calling for ambulances over and over and over, anderson, for more than 20 minutes if they were staring at an ambulance right in front of them. they did say all patients were enroute to the hospital within 55 minutes. >> so many responded so quickly, as we said. now, because we made a promise along with the people of aurora
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to remember the lives of the fallen, we want to remember tonight, rebecca wingo, mother of two. she was multitalented. multiling you'll she devoured books in a single sitting. she was just 32 years old. her mother shirley joins us now. shirley, i'm so sry for you loss and i can't even imagine what you're going through and what your family is going through. we've been trying to talk to as many family members, and we just want to hear about what rebecca is like. i heard so many people describe her in such glowing ways. what do you want people to know about rebecca? >> we want rebecca to be remembered for the loving, giving, brilliant soul that she was. we want her life in the military to be honored. she was in the air force for 11 years as a mandarin chineenese
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chinese linguist. she wanted to work with foster children who was aging out of the system and had nowhere to go. she was just the best hearted person you would ever meet. and we also wanted to thank everyone who's helped us so much. and we wanted to clear up some confusion about the 529, that's fine, and also the, aurora dr website. and we want you to know, those funds are being used to bring in people from all over the world that love rebecca and so thank you so much for allowing us all to get together. i heard one person say she was like a catalyst when she entered
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a room. she sort of lit up a room. >> she did. i met her at a music show. music was one of her favorite things. she was so vibrant. everyone was so drawn to her. we had so much in common. and we just became friends instantly. and we spent a lot of time together, going to shows. and she was always there for anyone who needed her, all the time. she was the most giving person and the most brilliant spirit i've ever met. >> she left hin two daughters. do they understand what's happened? >> the 9-year-old has a better grasp, but the 5-year-old, no. and we've been told by psychologists, that ire too young to understand permanence. so even if the 9-year-old understands that mommy died, she doesn't -- she can't imagine
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that mommy is never coming back. ever. >> you've all been gathering with friends and family and just remembering rebecca and remembering all the good things about her. and i think it's so important to remember how somebody lived their life, not just how their life ended. so i guess surely -- >> absolutely in this case. >> shirley, is there anything else you want people to know about rebecca? >> she should be an example to everyone as the most amazing way to live a life. just go for it. and kindness all the time. >> yeah. >> she always showed kindness to everyone. she didn't have a mean bone in her body. if everyone lived that way, we would be a much better world. >> that's right. we're going to do it rebecca's way from now on. >> i know the prayer vigil on
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sunday, i've said this before, but i thought one of the most moving moments was when a speaker would read out somebody's name and the whole crowd would yell back, "we will remember you." i just want to leave you with that tonight. i think there's a lot of people -- and we will remember her. and i appreciate you coming on and talking about her. >> thank you. i wish you strength and peace. >> and thank everybody in the world for praying for us. thank you. >> we will remember. when we come back, injured survivors who are facing long recoveries in some cases, but very big hospital bills. some hope to report on that front next. i don't have to use gas. i am probably going to the gas station about once a month. drive around town all the time doing errands and never ever have to fill up gas in the city. i very rarely put gas in my chevy volt. last time i was at a gas station was about...i would say... two months ago. the last time i went to the gas station
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they held the first funeral
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today in aurora for the oldest victim in aurora. as for the survivors, facing another kind of nightmare, the prospect of crippling medical bills. a story now from ed levaavender. >> reporter: the shooting survivors find themselves in an epic tale of life and death. when they emerge from the physical stars, they will find themselves battling another villain, daunting medical bills. skr caleb medley was shot in the head. his family says he's slowly getting better but he will take years to get better. he lost his right eye and is suffering brain damage. at night, he chased his dream of being a comedian, finding standup gigs whenever he could. >> you know, up with of those
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things you set up in the door? i got mine set up and i started to do one pullup and i tore down my ceiling. >> medley's family expects medical bills to go well over $1 million. the medleys don't have medical insurance and his wife just gave birth to their first child, so friends have started a facebook page and website, asking for donations. >> the hospital bills are going to be insurmountable. i hope we're not going to see him like this forever. it's going to be back on his feet in no time. >> petra anderson was also shot in the head. she required complex surgeries to remove a bullet lodged in her skull. so her sister is making a desperate plea with this video posted online. >> the reality of after the hospital stay is starting to
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loom large. my mother was preparing to go down for cancer treatment for a potentially aggressive cancer later this month. that on top of my sister's hospital bills is making it pretty daunting. that's why with we're reaching out to you. >> reporter: the family says it will be far more than the almost $175,000 they've raised so far. >> thank you for standing with us and letting this joker know he may have intended it as his story, but we're taking it back. >> as if fighting for your life didn't require enough superhero strength, many survivors will battle another wound, inflicted by a gunman who called himself the joker. and none of this is funny. >> are the shooting victims getting any kind of financial help here? >> reporter: well, you know, there's a great deal from small efforts, people collecting money as best they can from friends.
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or more organized efforts like the websites and that sort of thing. but we also heard late today from one of the hospitals, children's hospital colorado that told us late tonight they will be waiving all of the medical costs for those who don't have insurance and for those that do have insurance, they'll have their deductibles and those tooips of costs waived as well. the governor's office has a fund that has some $2 million in it, but that was described simply as a good start. as many of these people will be facing many millions of dollars worth of medical costs in the weeks and months ahead. >> yeah. we're going to try to compile a lot of these websites and funds on our website. i don't think it's up there yet. but we're going to try to get it up there tomorrow at the very latest so people can check in and see if they want to help. there's a lot more we're following tonight. a military judge ruled the army psychiatrist accused in the
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2009 ft. hood massacre may be shaved if he doesn't shave his beard himself. he has refused to shave to keep with koranic teachings. a group of penn state football players say they will not leave the program in the wake of the massive ncaa fine and other penalties, following the jerry sandusky section abuse trial. the widow of an israeli olympian killed in an attack during the 1972 games made an urgent plea today far minute of silence at the opening ceremonies at the london games on friday. he and 10 other israelis were murdered by palestinian terrorists in that attack 40 years ago. and according to state run media, kim jung un has married. no details were given about her or when the couple tied the knot. another bachelor to scratch off my list. >> tonight, newly released video tells how close a trainer came
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to death when a killer whale suddenly turned on him in a performance, sdraged him under the water. the videotape is key evidence when regulators slapped sea world with safety violations after the death of a different trainer in 2003. there are important details in the video. we'll show you details ahead. this is our pool. ♪ our fireworks. ♪ and our slip and slide. you have your idea of summer fun, and we have ours. now during the summer event get an exceptionally engineered mercedes-benz for an exceptional price. but hurry, this offer ends july 31st.
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tonight for the first time, we're seeing a really chilling video that federal regulators used to depend their decision to slap sea world with safety violations after the 2010 death
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of a trainer at sea world orlando. the newly released video shows a 5,000 pound whale repeatedly dragging a very experienced train trainer under water at sea world's san diego park. the trainer was injured but managed to escape even though he was held under water for long periods of time. this was shot four years before dawn brancheau was killed. john foreman now takes a closer look. >> reporter: set against the cheerful background of the orca show in san diego, the video is chilling. this experienced trainer is swimming with a 5,000 pound female, an animal he's worked with for years, with no apparent warping the killer whale grabs his feet and pulls him under water for close to a minute. then it brings him to the surface where he pets the whale, tries to calm it, only to be taken down again.
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>> it's a horrifying event to watch. >> we asked a sea world trainer what she says that a tourist might miss. >> i think that the whale was trying to make a point. once they finally come to the surface the first time. she makes a point by keeping him captive like that. >> ray insaiss many times orcas broke off from their trainers, acting out in a sense. usually the whales were brought under yol with no serious results. and in the 2006 video, the whale finally rereeses peters who scrambled from the pool and str staggered away with a broken foot. >> he had no choice but to remain calm and do what he needed to relax. >> i think he had no choice. but it was her decision. >> they are killer whales and
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she did choose to demonstrate her feelings in a way that was unfortunate. and we are fortunate that our guests that our guests saw this and we don't want this. >> now embroiled in litigation with the government, sea world said it could only give us a written statement about that video, which in part says it shows the trainer's remarkable exposure and the skillful execution of an emergency response, which helped result in a successful outcome. sea world's trainer returned to work shortly after this incident and remains a member of the team to this day. just as the debate continues, too, over trainers coming nose to nose with the sea's top predators. >> the only reason to get into the water with them is entertainment. >> over how close man and beast should be as the show goes on. stom foreman, cnn, washington. >> david kirby is the author of
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"death at sea world." he obtained the video of the 2006 incident through an information request. you said she was making a point due to her calf. >> she had a calf in the back and she was forced to do a show. when she would hear her calf call to her, she would break from control. she grabbed tim peters twice before this incident and we don't know for sure, we can't get inside her mind, but any intelligent mother wanting to be with her calf and comfort her calf would try to make her distress known to the people she works with including people she's quite close to, like this trainer. >> folks who support sea world say look, this is educational, it's informing people a wide audience about these incredible animals.
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i don't understand, though, why it is okay to take these animals out of wild and put them in a small pool, given their size. i mean, it just seems kind of a throwback to another time, doesn't it? >> it is a little bit like the dancing bears from the victorian era, which now we would never permit and abhor. kasaka was captured from iceland when she was quite young. as was tilicum. he was 3 years old. these animals tend to have tight bonds from each other. when we separate them and put them in artificial pods, in an artificial ocean, maybe 1/10,000th, the side of their natural range, it's understandable why some of them are going to have moments of aggression, they're going to act out and snap. i think kasaka snapped and was trying to tell her trainer she was unhappy.
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tim peters got out of the pool alive. unfortunately dawn brancheau did not. by the way, that was just over three years after the feeters incident, a trainer cuz killed in spain by a sea world whale on loan to that park and a sea world trainer conducting the training exercise when the spanish trainer was rammed and killed. so three years after this incident, we had two deaths in a killer whale pool. . >> we have a digital dashboard question from facebook. sean evans asked, what extra safety procedures were set up after the attack in 2006 and why didn't it prevent the attack in 2010? >> i'm not aware of any specific safety procedures set up after this attack except they finally removed kasaka from water work. trainers are still no longer allowed to in the pool with her. but the cal osha, the occupational safety organization in california issued a very
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scathing report on the attack and issued several recommendations to prevent it from happening again. and they said if you don't do this, it's only a matter of time before somebody dies. well, sea world apparently applied a lot of political pressure to get that report removed from the record and that warning and they went about their business. and three years later, two people died. >> we'll continue to follow this. surveillance video apparently shows two little girls riding their bikes together before they disappeared. we'll tell you what we know and show it to you ahead. mid grade dark roast forest fresh full tank brain freeze cake donettes rolling hot dogs g of ice anti-freeze wash and dry diesel self-serve fix a flat jumper cables 5% cashback signup for 5% cashback at gas stations through september.
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tonight, a medical story that's raising some important questions. this man, a 33-year-old lab technician is accused of spreading hepatitis c, which is a potentially deadly disease to at least 30 people, and possibly hundreds if not thousands of more. he's worked in hospitals in eight states, arizona, georgia, kansas, maryland, michigan, new hampshire, new york and pennsylvania. authorities say he ejected himself with painkillers metropolitan for patients when he worked in a hospital in new hampshire and left the syringes to be reused on patients. tonight, there's troubling new information about his past. senior correspondent elizabeth cohen joins me now. so these people got infected by these technicians using dirty needles on them? >> reporter: right, using needles or syringes he had already used. it's called drug diversion where a health care worker takes a
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drug meant for patient and uses it on him or herself. in a federal affidavit says that this man, alleges that this man would take a powerful, powerful narcotic that was meant for a patient, would use it on himself and then would sort of quietly replace that syringe with another one that was failed with saline that he had previously used. so far 30 people have stesed positive for help kiets c, the same strain he has. >> so the reason, i guess, according to that, he wasn't intentionally trying to spread hepatitis c, he was just trying to mask the fact that he was shooting himself with this painkiller. >> right. when you read the federal affidavit it becomes clear that he was -- you know, they seemed to think that he was an addict. i mean, when they finally found him, he was in a hotel room, intoxicated. suicidal, and so yeah, he wasn't intentionally trying to kill people. he was keeping up his habit, it sounded like. >> he worked in nine hospitals in eight states. was there any sign he was stealing these drugs meant for
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patients? >> there is. and that's what's particularly disturbing about this story, anderson. in 2008, according to an fbi affidavit, he was working in a hospital and in the hospital, they started noticing that he was kt aing eradically because they did an investigation because an employee noticed something. i'll read to you from that affidavit. what it said is an employee in the operating room observed him enter an operating room, lift his shirt and exit the room. three syringes were found on his person. an empty morphine sulfate syringe and needle were found in his locker. and a test found opiates in his urine. but from what we can tell, this was never reported to federal authorities. he later left that hospital and moved on to another one. >> so are hospitals supposed to report incidents like that one? >> they are.
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they are supposed to report an incident like that to the drug enforcement agency. as a matter of fact, whenever even a single narcotic is missing, if they, for example, find a sir syringe of phentinol missing, they're supposed to report that. but often they don't. they don't report it. they just want to get rid of the perpetrator and move on. >> so he moves on to the next hospital in 2008, ends up at exitor hospital in new hampshire. did they notice anything? >> it got to the point where his supervisor called him in and said what's going on here? he said oh, my aunt died. i got the news last night. i've been crying since 3:00 in the morning. his supervisor said well, why don't you just go home. and according to a federal official we talked to, he said it appeared like the supervisor just bought the aunt death story. turned out his aunt didn't really die.
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some video surfaces that shows the two iowa girls missing since july 13, riding their bikes on the days they disappeared. the time line matches up to when they left the house. tito jackson's son t.j. has been appointed temporary guardian of michael jackson's children. the family drama playing out with conflicting reports about the whereabouts of the children's grandmother and guardian katherine jackson. carl ripken's mother was abducted at gun point from her home in maryland but is now safe and with relative ps . explicit say the suspect showeded up apt the 74-year-old woman's home early yesterday, forced her into a car. police say the suspect seemed to have used her credit card, but there's no evidence of any ransom demands. and anderson, disturbing video from a bar in augusta, georgia.
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a 36-year-old man was hospitalized after police say he let his friends douse him in alcohol and set his head on fire during a bar bet. >> are you kidding sne. >> an investigator said he's seen crazy things over the years but that tops the list. >> thank you so much. a town in texas that is all about bikinis "the ridiculist" is next. ♪
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time for the "ridiculist."
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there's a sports bar franchise in texas called bikinis. i would imagine it's some kind of memorial on the government's nuclear test. no? it's an imaginative alternate universe where women in bikinis serve bacon, cheese burgers and beer. they have fried oreos on the menu. mmm, oreos. you wou you would think the guy who owns it would be sitting on top of the world. but the eno'er of bikinis is not content to rest on those laur laurels. he had new trails to blaze. so he bought a town in texas and renamed it bikinis. it's not actually a town, per say. the area is a couple of acres,
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an old building and an abandoned bus the guy says he wants to turn it into a world class destination, possibly with a bikinis hall of fame. >> we thought it would be a great opportunity to put a headquarters for bikinis and literally put it on the map. >> there's another piece to this story. according to "the dallas observer" back in the 1990s, a woman named maggie montgomery built a stage and has been hosting some pretty amazing sounding live music jams there ever since. i'm gezing it's the end of that era. yes, in bikinis, texas, it's skimping swimwear 1, music 0. but the locals say it best. >> the locals around here no matter what you change the name to from hooters to bikinis to mcdonald's. the locals are still going to call it banker smith, tes. >> mmm, mcdonald's. very well said, by the way. call it what you will. but in hearts of those in the
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know, it will always be bankersville, texas, from top to bottom. that's it for us. to knight, the man who brought the summer games to london. tony blair, what he thinks of gun control in the wake of the aurora tragedy. >> it's a different culture. we will never quite understand it in ur country. >> his take on the run for the white house and ho the spots like syria, iran and israel. >> i agree that a nuclear armed iran is devastating for the region. >> plus, is his country a ticking time bomb? >> it is very dangerous. >> my exclusive with the former president of pakistan. is he making a comeback? i want to go back. >> piers morgan tonight from london.
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good evening and welcome to london where the olympic gameses are set to start in two days time. behind me is where the olympics stadium lurks in the east of london. over there is one of the centers of the security operation, making sure the games run smoothly. the games, security, world affairs and tony blair, the british prime minister when the bid was first launched to bring the games to london. tony blair, let's start with the london olympics. you were instrumental in bringing this back to london after so long. why is it important for a country to get it? talk about the economics of it. talk about the impact positively if you lapped b the olympics. >> well, you are the center of attention. and so for london and for britain, this is an opportunity to be there in front of the whole world to say this is what we're about, say look at the great show we're putting on. you bring in a lot of in